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Electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts are invited to Cloud County Community College’s Drive Electric event on Tues., April 23. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lower parking lot (lot #5) at the college’s Concordia campus.

The event will highlight the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of electric cars during the month of April. It is the first ever Earth Day event and part of the eighth annual National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles.

“Cloud wants to promote all things renewable, so electric cars fit the bill perfectly,” said CCCC Renewable Energy instructor Andrew Clark. “Come get information about modern electric cars – you may be surprised.”

Two Tesla electric vehicles, as well as a 2019 Chevy Bolt EV and 2019 Nissan Leaf will be available for test ride-and-drives, and EV chargers and products will be on display. There will also be giveaways and additional information for those who attend.

Cloud County’s event is one of more than 200 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors have electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, launches of new public electric vehicle charging stations, and other public events.

Cloud County’s Renewable Energy department is organizing the event. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers. For more information about Concordia’s Drive Electric Earth Day Event, contact Clark at aclark@cloud.edu, or call 785.243.1435, ext. 389.

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